UK becomes first country in Europe to pass 50,000 coronavirus deaths

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Keen to address potential fears on that score, England’s deputy chief medical officer, Prof Jonathan Van Tam, said today that he’d already advised his 78-year-old mother to have the jab as soon as she was offered it.

But, in the here and now, the UK passed an unwelcome milestone today: the latest government figures show 22,950 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, and the deaths of a further 595 people. That brings the total number to over 50,000.
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